February 28, 2024

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the President-elect has pledged to take after the footsteps of the former President, late Umar Musa Yar’Adua in his administration.

Tinubu made the pledge on Friday on the occasion of the 13th anniversary of Yar’Adua’s death.

Yar’Adua was Nigerian president, sworn in on May 29, 2007. He previously served as the governor of Katsina State from 1999 to 2007.

In 2009, he travelled overseas for series of medical treatments but died on May 5, 2010, paving way for Goodluck Jonathan, his Vice, to become president.

In a tribute to the late former President, Tinubu described him as a good friend that would never be forgotten.

Tinubu in his tribute titled “We’ll Never Forget You” hailed Yar’Adua’s contribution to Nigeria’s democracy’, said he was prepared to follow the example.

Tinubu was quoted as saying, “Today, as always, I remember my good friend and brother in the struggle for democracy and good governance in Nigeria, the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, who died on this day 13 years ago.

“May 5, 2010, may have long gone, but for some of us, the wound is still fresh. We remember the day as much as we remember the purposeful life lived by Mallam Umaru Yar’Adua.

“As a friend and political associate I cherish the fond memories of honesty, steadfastness, patriotism and excellence in public service left behind by the late Yar’Adua both as governor of Katsina State (1999 to 2007) and president of Nigeria (2007 to 2010).

“As I prepare to take the reins of leadership of this country on May 29, I am determined to follow the good examples set by leaders like Mallam Umaru Yar’Adua who showcased exceptional sense of propriety and selfless service to our dear country.

“Rest on, dear brother. May your soul continue to find peace with your maker. Amen.”



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